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Romans 12:19
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, said the Lord.

1 Peter 2:11
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Romans 12:18
If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.

2. (v. t.) To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.

3. (v. t.) To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments.

4. (v. t.) To strive or contend about; to contest.

5. (v. t.) To struggle against; to resist.

6. (v. i.) Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.

7. (v. i.) Contest; struggle; quarrel.

4802. suzeteo -- to examine together, hence to dispute
... to examine together, hence to dispute. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: suzeteo
Phonetic Spelling: (sood-zay-teh'-o) Short Definition: I seek together ...
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485. antilogia -- gainsaying, contradiction
... 485 (from 483 , "to dispute," derived from 473 , "opposite to" and 3004 , "speaking
to a conclusion") -- properly, a conclusion which closely "," but does so ...
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5379. philoneikia -- love of strife
... Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: philoneikia Phonetic Spelling:
(fil-on-i-kee'-ah) Short Definition: love of dispute, contention Definition ...
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4820. sumballo -- to throw together, hence to discuss, consider ...
... with. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sumballo Phonetic Spelling:
(soom-bal'-lo) Short Definition: I ponder, encounter, confer or dispute with Definition ...
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2213. zetema -- an inquiry
... an inquiry. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: zetema Phonetic Spelling:
(dzay'-tay-mah) Short Definition: a question, dispute Definition: a question ...
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3164. machomai -- to fight
... Phonetic Spelling: (makh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I engage in battle, fight,
strive Definition: I engage in battle, fight; hence: I strive, contend, dispute ...
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3948. paroxusmos -- stimulation, provocation
... paroxusmos Phonetic Spelling: (par-ox-oos-mos') Short Definition: incitement,
irritation Definition: stimulation, provocation, irritation, angry dispute. ...
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2051. erizo -- to wrangle, strive
... to wrangle, strive. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: erizo Phonetic Spelling:
(er-id'-zo) Short Definition: I contend, dispute Definition: I contend ...
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483. antilego -- to speak against, hence to contradict, oppose
... opposite to" and 3004 , "speaking to a conclusion") -- properly, voicing opposition;
to , especially in a hostile (argumentative) way -- ie to dispute in order ...
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1256. dialegomai -- to discuss, to address, to preach
... reasoned (2), reasoning (4), talking (2). dispute, preach unto, reason with.
Middle voice from dia and lego; to say thoroughly, ie ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7379. rib -- strife, dispute
rib or rib. 7378, 7379. rib or rib. 7380 . strife, dispute. Transliteration:
rib or rib Phonetic Spelling: (reeb) Short Definition: strife. ...
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3198. yakach -- to decide, adjudge, prove
... Usage adjudicates (1), appointed (2), argue (3), argument prove (1), chastened
(1), cleared (1), complained (1), correct (2), decide (3), dispute (1), make a ...
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1697. dabar -- speech, word
... 1), conversation (1), counsel (1), custom (1), customs (1), dealings (2), decree
(2), deed (2), deeds (3), defect* (1), desires (1), dispute (5), disputes (1 ...
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1777. din -- to judge
... root Definition to judge NASB Word Usage administer (1), defend (1), dispute (1),
execute judgment (1), govern (1), judge (9), judges (2), plead (2), pled (1 ...
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7378. rib -- to strive, contend
... root Definition to strive, contend NASB Word Usage argue (2), complain (2), contend
(22), contended (9), contends (1), dispute (1), ever strive (1), filed (1 ...
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Dispute with Whitefield
... Chapter 4. Preaching Incidents; Wesley's Labor Colony; Dispute with Whitefield;
Curious Interruptions; The Mother of the Wesleys Dispute with Whitefield. 1741. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/dispute with whitefield.htm

Whether one Ought to Dispute with Unbelievers in Public?
... OF UNBELIEF IN GENERAL (TWELVE ARTICLES) Whether one ought to dispute with unbelievers
in public? ... Therefore one ought not to dispute publicly with unbelievers. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether one ought to dispute.htm

Hear, O Freedom, the Dispute of Two Servants: How they are ...
... Hymn LIV. Hear, O Freedom, the dispute of two servants: how they are convicted
by each other, that they are powerless. 1. Hear, O ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn liv hear o freedom.htm

The Dispute of Arius with Alexander, his Bishop.
V."The Dispute of Arius with Alexander, his Bishop. After ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of scholasticus/chapter v the dispute of arius.htm

The Dispute Between the Empress and John. Arrival of Theophilus ...
... Book VIII. Chapter XVI."The Dispute between the Empress and John. Arrival
of Theophilus from Egypt. Cyrinus, Bishop of Chalcedon. ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xvi the dispute between the.htm

On what Grounds a Dispute Can Arise among Spiritual Persons.
... The Conferences of John Cassian. Chapter VIII. On what grounds a dispute can
arise among spiritual persons. For as our enemy separates ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter viii on what grounds.htm

Return to Capernaum. --Dispute among the Disciples for Precedence. ...
... Section 189. Return to Capernaum."Dispute among the Disciples for
Precedence."The Child a Pattern."Acting in the Name of Christ. ...
/.../section 189 return to capernaum dispute.htm

For Should any Attempt to Dispute against These Two Last Opinions. ...
... Book XII Chapter XXII For should any attempt to dispute against these two
last opinions? For should any attempt to dispute against ...
/.../augustine/the confessions of saint augustine/chapter xxii for should any.htm

Concerning the Dispute Between Constantine and Licinius his ...
... Book I. Chapter VII."Concerning the Dispute between Constantine and Licinius his
Brother-In-Law about the Christians, and how Licinius was conquered by Force ...
/.../chapter vii concerning the dispute between.htm

Dispute Between Theophilus and Peter Leading to an Attempt on the ...
... Book VI. Chapter IX."Dispute between Theophilus and Peter leading to an Attempt
on the Part of the Former to depose John Bishop of Constantinople. ...
/.../chapter ix dispute between theophilus and.htm

Dispute (37 Occurrences)
... attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call
in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or ...
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Wrangle (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To argue; to debate; to dispute. 2. (vi) To dispute
angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate. ...
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Contest (7 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend
for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute. ...
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Question (153 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as, the story
is true beyond question; he obeyed without question. ...
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Quarrel (22 Occurrences)
... concord, amity, or obligation; a falling out; a difference; a disagreement; an
antagonism in opinion, feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute, contest, or ...
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Decision (174 Occurrences)
... Thus the questions of dispute were decided between Israel and the surrounding tribes,
between Israel and Assyria, between Israel and Egypt, and later between ...
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Contend (56 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To strive in opposition; to contest; to
dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight. 2. (vi) To struggle ...
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Syriac (2 Occurrences)
... Whereas the authorship of the Latin Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 AD) has
never been in dispute, almost every assertion regarding the authorship of ...
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Variance (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) Change of condition; variation. 2. (n.) Difference that produce dispute
or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel. ...
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Word (8118 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) Verbal contention; dispute. ... 9. (vi) To use words, as in discussion; to
argue; to dispute. 10. (vt) To express in words; to phrase. 11. ...
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Dispute (37 Occurrences)

Mark 8:11
The Pharisees followed Him and began to dispute with Him, asking Him for a sign in the sky, to make trial of Him.

Mark 9:16
And he questioned the scribes, 'What dispute ye with them?'

Luke 9:46
Now there arose a dispute among them, which of them was to be the greatest.

Luke 22:24
There arose also a dispute among them which of them should be regarded as greatest.

Acts 15:2
there having been, therefore, not a little dissension and disputation to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas, and certain others of them, to go up unto the apostles and elders to Jerusalem about this question,
(See NIV)

Acts 17:18
Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also were conversing with him. Some said, "What does this babbler want to say?" Others said, "He seems to be advocating foreign deities," because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.
(See NIV)

Acts 23:7
These words of his caused an angry dispute between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly took different sides.

Acts 25:19
but had certain questions against him about their own religion, and about one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Acts 28:29
When he had said these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves.

1 Corinthians 6:1
Dare any of you, having a matter against his neighbor, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?
(See NIV)

1 Corinthians 6:5
unto your shame I speak: so there is not among you one wise man, not even one, who shall be able to discern in the midst of his brethren!
(See NIV)

Hebrews 6:16
For men indeed swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.

Hebrews 7:7
But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.

Exodus 17:2
And the people contended with Moses, and said, Give us water, that we may drink! And Moses said to them, Why do ye dispute with me? Why do ye tempt Jehovah?

Exodus 18:16
When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws."

Exodus 18:22
Let them judge the people at all times. It shall be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they shall judge themselves. So shall it be easier for you, and they shall share the load with you.
(See NAS)

Exodus 18:26
They judged the people at all times. They brought the hard causes to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
(See NAS)

Exodus 21:18
And if men dispute, and one strike the other with a stone, or with the fist, and he die not, but take to his bed,

Exodus 23:2
"You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice;
(See NAS)

Exodus 23:3
neither shall you favor a poor man in his cause.
(See NAS)

Exodus 23:6
"You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
(See NAS)

Exodus 24:14
He said to the elders, "Wait here for us, until we come again to you. Behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever is involved in a dispute can go to them."

Deuteronomy 17:8
If there arises a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates; then you shall arise, and go up to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose;
(See NAS)

Deuteronomy 19:17
then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days;

Deuteronomy 21:5
The priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them Yahweh your God has chosen to minister to him, and to bless in the name of Yahweh; and according to their word shall every controversy and every stroke be.

Deuteronomy 25:1
If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and the judges judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked;

Judges 11:27
I therefore have not sinned against you, but you do me wrong to war against me. Yahweh, the Judge, be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon."
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 20:18
Then she spoke, saying, "They were used to say in old times, "They shall surely ask counsel at Abel; and so they settled it.
(See NAS)

2 Chronicles 19:10
Whenever any controversy shall come to you from your brothers who dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them, that they not be guilty towards Yahweh, and so wrath come on you and on your brothers: this do, and you shall not be guilty.
(See NAS)

Job 9:3
If he is pleased to contend with him, he can't answer him one time in a thousand.

Job 23:7
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

Proverbs 15:18
A wrathful man stirreth up discord; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
(See NAS)

Proverbs 17:14
The start of fighting is like the letting out of water: so give up before it comes to blows.
(See NIV)

Ecclesiastes 6:10
That which is, has been named before, and of what man is there is knowledge. He has no power against one stronger than he.

Ezekiel 44:24
In a controversy they shall stand to judge; according to my ordinances shall they judge it: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my appointed feasts; and they shall make my Sabbaths holy.

Hosea 12:2
Yahweh also has a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his deeds he will repay him.
(See NAS)

Micah 6:2
Hear, you mountains, Yahweh's controversy, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for Yahweh has a controversy with his people, and he will contend with Israel.
(See NAS)



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